Prevail, Inc. Encourages the Community to “Go Purple” During October for Domestic Violence Prevention Month
Prevail, Inc., a Hamilton County-based non-profit organization advocating for victims of crime and abuse is asking for community partners to join them as they “Go Purple” during National Domestic Violence Prevention Month in October. During this 2021 “Go Purple” Campaign, Prevail is offering to local businesses and community members a simple way to stand with each other and work to end acts of violence together.
In 2020, Hamilton County had the highest rates of domestic violence homicides in one year. Although this is the final act in a relationship where there is domestic violence, it is not the only. Domestic violence includes behaviors that are controlling across physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, financial, technological, and sexual domains. “Because domestic violence is still perceived as a personal, private matter, it can feel uncomfortable to talk about.” said Brittany Winebar, Prevail’s Director of Mission Achievement. “We know that when people are connected and their loved ones/friends are willing to talk with them about domestic violence, it makes it easier for them to ask for help and tell someone about what is happening. When our community stands together, it makes domestic violence unacceptable.” Join us in the conversation. Share why you are Going Purple.
Prevail is asking the community to be creative, pick a day and wear purple. Share your group’s pictures with Prevail and use the hashtag #GoPurplePrevail. To sign up, simply visit Prevail’s website.
Over the past 35 years Prevail has served nearly 70,000 victims of crime and abuse in our community. Last year, out of the almost 4,000 clients served at Prevail, 55% of clients served were adults, teens, and children who were victims of family violence. Domestic violence is complex. While crisis intervention is an important immediate response to domestic violence, there is a great need to raise awareness and develop effective prevention strategies.